The following are individuals, organizations and websites that are particularly helpful for accessing resources of hope , community building and resilience.
Rosemerry Wahtola Traumer is the spiritual heir to Mary Oliver. Her poems are unflinchingly courageous, unfailingly compassionate, piercingly beautiful and make me a better person. I begin every day with her daily post, which you can sign up for here.
The On Being Project is filled with thoughtful perspectives on the complex and difficult task of being human. You will find in this link here a "Care Package for Uncertain Times" that includes wonderful poetry and Krista Tippett's marvelous interviews with deep thinkers on topics ranging from beauty and the brain to neuroscience and trauma to death and dying.
Shiloh Sophia McCloud is one of the most inspiring teachers I know to lead you into your own creativity. She offers regular online painting courses that are designed to excavate your inner worlds and lead to healing and transformation. You can find out about here Intentional Creativity Foundation here and join a worldwide community of over 7, 000+ in her Red Thread Cafe on Facebook.
Francis Weller and Wisdombridge His writings, workshops and rituals on grief are filled with profound beauty and healing, and his book The Wild Edge of Sorrow should be required reading for everyone right now. Here is a link to one of his talks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FbsASclTX4g and his website: https://www.francisweller.net/
Mark Nepo This poet and retreat leader offers a well of wisdom born out of the fires of his own losses and struggles with cancer. Beautiful man, beautiful work. His poem "Instruments of Change" is essential for our time. http://marknepo.com/
Paloma Pavel, an eco-arts activist was part of the original team that Launched Random Acts of Kindness and Senseless Acts of Beauty. Her organization Earth House is dedicated to issues of sustainability, community and education .: https://earthhousecenter.org/
Richard Rohr My favorite Franciscan monk offers reflections rich with psychological insight and historical perspective, delivered daily by email, and his Center for Action and Contemplation in New Mexico has unique programs both in person and online. https://cac.org/about-cac/
Mosaic Voices is an organization dedicated to creating bridges of wisdom between generation, cultivating elderhood and mentoring at risk youth through creative ritual and deepening our connections with nature. Their website which features weekly podcasts of storytelling of world mythology by Michael Meade.